EDITORIAL: MARVEL And DC, Why Not Enjoy Both?

In this discussion, I'm going to give two specific reasons as to why it's completely fine to both enjoy Marvel and DC equally. Along with reading through the lines as to why picking sides isn't needed. Hit the jump and check it out..

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By D117 - 7/22/2014
  

 
They Both Have A Great Library Of Characters

This is basic information obviously, but there always tends to be a debate as to who the better hero is. Whether it's Batman or Captain America, Spidey or Robin the list goes on. A great example is to how a majority of people despise Superman because he's "overpowered", being illogical and not giving specifics as to why that seems to be an issue. The point is, both sides have very similar characters, down to powers, personality etc., and I don't think there's that much of a medium between the two. Since I haven't read every comic book under the sun, I may be wrong, I'm just going by the valid knowledge I have stored as a reader over the years.


Both Profitable In Media
 

Superheroes on film have been a huge sucess on the big screen, and have made an impact on moviegoers and fans alike. Unfortunately this is where things seem to spiral out of control. Obviously both Marvel/Disney and Warner Brothers have had their share of great films that shattered the box office, from Marvel's The Avengers, Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to The Dark Knight Trilogy and Man of Steel. Not to mention a couple of duds like Green Lantern, Batman & Robin and X-Men Origins Wolverine to name a few. Every time I stumble upon a forum or blog, there's a huge argument as to which movie franchise reigns surpreme, and if you strongly disagree you'll either be verbally insulted, or threatened to the point where you are not allowed to express your own opinion, which is inconceivable to me.

The Marvel vs. DC Debate Shall Be Put To Rest


All in all, it's become tedious and plain discouraging to see fellow fans bicker at one another, simply because they prefer one brand over the other. I mean, does it really matter? Can't we all just take a deep breath, and fully appreciate the fact that these characters exist? I for one enjoy both companies respectively, although I don't agree with all their creative decisions, I never was the one to choose sides, and I don't see the point of doing so. 
 
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CookieKid247 - 7/22/2014, 8:47 PM
Always said that a DC v. Marvel war is stupid and it's even dumber to have a Marvel-within-Marvel war by hating Fox and Sony.
NateBest - 7/22/2014, 9:48 PM
I agree! I have TONS of comics and DVDs from both camps, and love all of them (or most). Competition is healthy, let's cheer them all on!
ibravosp5 - 7/22/2014, 9:50 PM
Lol I actually like both....,I think marvel slightly more but both are really good..
AlexanderLykins - 7/22/2014, 9:51 PM
Marvel vs. DC will never go away. It's the greatest rivalry in comics.
TheBrownHornet - 7/22/2014, 9:53 PM
Agreed! I enjoy both.
GiantNerd - 7/22/2014, 9:54 PM
I love comic heroes/villains and the great mythology that comes with them. I like Marvel characters slightly better but you put a superhero in a movie and I'll be watching it regardless of what company's name is in front of it.
BatManHeisenberg - 7/22/2014, 9:55 PM